Novel Axillary Approach for Brachial Plexus in Robotic Surgery: A Cadaveric Experiment
Cihangir Tetik, MD
Hand Surgery, Ac?badem Maslak Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Brachial plexus surgery is a challenging procedure, particularly for lower part of the plexus. Minimally invasive or controlled invasive methods may be used to explore lower part of the plexus using da Vinci robot.
I did a cadaveric experiment to explore brachial plexus using daVinci robot. Axillary approach looks easy to reach The C7,C8, and T1 roots besides subclavian artery and vein.
Anterior scalene muscle can be released easily.
In my limited trial shows "da Vinci" may be used through axillary to explore lower part of the roots and subclavian vessels.
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